Establishing a baseline of science communication skills in an undergraduate environmental science course
The students exhibited several key baseline skills, even though they had minimal training on the best practices of SciComm; however, more support is required to help students become better communicators, and more work in different contexts may be beneficial to acquire additional perspectives on SciComm skills among science students. The few elements that were not well highlighted in the students’ projects may not have been as intuitive to novice communicators. With this guidance, educators can better prepare their students to become an open and communicative generation of scientists.
This article—co-authored by a transdisciplinary team of social scientists and journalists in the United States—traces changes to the news landscape in recent decades, and asks: How are legacy media producers grappling with these new realities?
This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journalism Practice on June 24, 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17512786.2019.1631711
NASA New Horizons mission leader Alan Stern and astrobiologist David Grinspoon divulge the most intimate accounts of the decades of planning needed for the Pluto probe in the new book “Chasing New Horizons.”
InSight could become the first probe to dig deep into Mars' interior to explore how the Red Planet’s geology evolved over billions of years, including the planet’s so-called “marsquakes.”
Are cats smarter? Or are dogs? When scientists counted the brain cells in these animals, there was a clear winner. But the latest research on animal intelligence challenges all of the old-school notions of what it means to be smart.
In honor of “WestWorld” coming back for a second season -- which we expect to be no less baffling than the first -- the NewsHour asked its staff for recommendations for movies and TV shows that left us with questions.
These 3D-printed homes can be built in under 24 hours for as low as $4,000. They're designed to help solve the world's homelessness and housing problems.
What weighs more than 87,000 tons and is twice the size of #Texas? The Great #Pacific Garbage Patch, according to a study published Thursday.
In the report, @TheOceanCleanup estimates this soup of trash in the northern Pacific contains 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic — enough to give every person in the world 250 scraps of this debris.
To put these numbers in perspective, the #garbage in the patch weighs about as much as 1.7 billion plastic bottles, 43,000 #cars or 600 blue #whales. #science #environment #pollution
Five experts provided their recommendations for smart upgrades to help improve your standard of living by making your home a little "smarter."
Abnormal spring weather is happening all over the U.S. Here is a list of common flowers in your region and what you should expect from them this spring.
Computational social scientists found that 40,000 American Twitter users retweeted Russian trolls more than 80,000 times in a single month before the 2016 election.
D. Allan Drummond investigates the inner workings of cells at his day job, but when he gets home, he takes his passion for science to the digital drawing board. And once he’s done designing realistic models of his favorite specimens on his computer, he prepares them for 3D printing. Drummond’s crawling critters--trilobites, beetles, moths and soon a praying mantis--are sights to behold. 3D printed and cast in bronze and silver, these creatures catch peoples’ eyes but then hold their gazes with detailed realism.